A look at the world’s watch brands, their newest timepieces, brand ambassadors, events and news – by brand.

Time Capsules: Commentary – Million-Dollar Watches Sold

Signed Breguet et Fils, No. 2667, sold in August 1814 to Mr Garcias of London for 5,000 francs, this rare 18-karat gold precision watch contains two movements within the area of a single plate, both with going barrels, fully jewelled, straight line calibrated lever escapements with divided lift and straight pallets. Estimated to sell for…

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Off the Cuff: Cartier Tourbillon Kingfisher Takes Flight

This is one stupendous timepiece. There are no other words to describe it. Meticulously crafted, painstakingly built, and artfully finished, this Cartier Tourbillon watch is a masterpiece inside and out.  On the inside, the watch houses the Geneva-seal certified 9458 MC Caliber with flying tourbillon created in house by Cartier in its Manufacture in La…

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Off the Cuff: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Watches

The perpetual calendar timepieces, as well as annual calendars, are a specialty of watchmaking legend Patek Philippe. This stunning masterpiece, Ref, 5496P,  is a mechanical self-winding watch housing the caliber 324S QR  with retrograde perpetual calendar. It is meticulously built in alluring platinum to offer retrograde date hand in an elegant arch around the dial.…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – IWC Pilot’s Watch in The Bourne Legacy

Just recently, Universal Pictures released the next film in the “Bourne” series of espionage thrillers, “The Bourne Legacy,” starring Jeremy Renner as the leading man, Aaron Cross. Now, if you are just a normal film lover- you went (or plan to go) to the movie and enjoy it. I, too, have such a desire, however…

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A Moment in Time: Billy Baldwin and Alpina Watches

If you are a fan of the Baldwin Brothers — Alec, Stephen, William — then you may enjoy hearing that just recently, Geneva-made Alpina Watch brand announced that actor and television star William “Billy” Baldwin has come on board as the ambassador for the brand’s newest Alpina Dive watch.  At a cabana party atop the Maritime…

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Off the Cuff: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The iconic Royal Oak collection of timepieces from Audemars Piguet celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with much fanfare – including an entire new series of Royal Oak watches. The Royal Oak – designed virtually overnight by Gerald Genta for Audemars Piguet in 1972 – was the world’s first bold luxury sporty watch built in…

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